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The 75th Anniversary Professional Development Conference
January 9-12, 2019
Tampa Convention Center

Join us as we continue our exploration into Artistry as both teachers and performers. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the world-class keynote speakers and performers that will be joining us in 2019.  In the meantime, please see below about applying to present a concert or session relating to the Artistry of Teaching and Performing or any other topic relating to music education.

The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 22 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, and Elementary Orff students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents of performing students.

Become an Exhibitor

There are still many great booth locations available. See the Exhibitor Information Page to view the floor plan and available booths, and sign up your company or organization.

Call for Research Posters

The FMEA Research Committee invites researchers from collegiate faculty, graduate, and undergraduates to submit proposals for the research poster session happening as part of the conference. Click here for more information.

Call for Session Proposals and Performing Ensembles

We are now seeking proposals for clinic sessions and performing ensembles for the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference. Members of FMEA and nationwide members of NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals and Performance Applications before April 30, 2018. Exhibitors may submit commercial Product Showcase Sessions now through August 1, 2018.

Session proposals are limited to three (3) per person, in addition to any performance applications.

Online Session Proposal and Performance Application Submission


Important Dates

(Subject to Change)

April 30: Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications
August 1: Deadline for Product Showcase Applications
September 22: Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.
September 22: Pre-Registration Opens 
November 10: Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00p.m.
November 13: Hotels will charge your credit card for the first night of each room held.
December 7: Pre-Registration Closes at midnight.  Payment must be postmarked on or before December 5 if you are paying by check.  Pre-registration is by credit card only from December 6-8. 
December 8: You can enter students and chaperones on-line to make on-site registration easier, but you will need to stand in the ON-SITE registration line to print your badges and pay when you arrive at the conference.